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a democratically elected autocrat take the place of an undemocratically elected dictator. on the other hand, there are some real pluses possible here. if egypt takes some real responsibility for making the cease-fire work, we'll stop those missiles from going through the tunnels in gaza, and they seem to be moving in that direction. that can make a real difference in terms of what's going on in gaza and their attacks on israel, which have been the cause of the whole thing. >> what would you like to see the president say, to put a brake on morsi seizing power? what words does the president have to use to say we're not going back to mubarak? >> he has to express those concerns and say, obviously, we want this change to not just be democratic but also supportive of stability and also protecting minorities and human rights in egypt. he says that, but at the same time he has to point out that behind all of this is iran. iran's support of hamas, hezbollah, syria, and the way that has been filtered into weaponry that goes through egypt, into gaza, if that can be stopped, by egypt, and if iran can
the election results and actually stay in some sense where he can get a deal. mark twain said that tom sawyer pointed out, a preacher came to town who was so good that huck finn stayed saved until tuesday. chris: hold his party together. >> and get enough republican votes. >> the unpredictable things he hasn't planned for. chris: the black swan. >> i totally agree with annette. if you had told me in 2008 that the whoufs would have been consumed with worry in the first term over whether greek pensioners would accept austerity measures in europe, i wouldn't have thought that. it's these promises that determine the course. chris: hubris? >> he said it in his press conference, overreach. every president since roosevelt has had this horrible second term. for someone who wants to be a transforming president, that may be a problem. chris: keep the supreme court at nine. when we come back, the big question of the week -- americans look for new frontiers, always have. americans look for new frontiers, always have. will future secondhand smoke affects everyone's health. it's not just irritating. it can
steps toward common ground. >> we have to show the world we're adults. the election is over. >>> to overseas now, where egypt, the country's newly elected leader there has granted himself unchecked power. it's sparking days of violent clashes and sent the country's stock market into free fall. nbc's jim maceda joins us live now. good morning to you. >> good morning, lynn. it's a critical day for mohamed morsi, a former leader of the muslim brotherhood which began on thursday when he issued the decree putting all his decisions effectively above the law. he said he was doing that to protect egypt's very slow move towards democracy from the judges and prosecutors mostly hand picked by hosni mubarak who were seen as sabotaging the process. the backlash was huge, was immediate, the past four days with national strikes, a sit-in on tahrir square and on going clashes between pro morsi and anti--morsi camps and the riot police. so far neither side has backed down. the pressures are growing. egypt's stock market, after losing $5 billion yesterday, has dropped another 5% today. all ey
an increasing bizarre saga. congressman jesse jackson jr. resigned today. two weeks ago he was re-elected despite disappearing from public view days earlier. we learned he was being treated for a disease, now, a cloud. there is a federal investigation. here is nbc's kelly o'donnell. >> reporter: today, a once promising political career is officially over, with an end marked by spiraling legal troubles, jesse jr., the son of the famed civil rights leader, gave up his seat in congress after 17 years in a letter, he wrote in part, my health issues and treatment have become incompatible with service in the house of representatives. jackson has been in the hospital on and off since june for treatment of bipolar disorder, seen here while a patient at the mayo clinic. today, cook county officials are weighing options for a special election to replace jackson. >> and i think he feels that the district he represents, somebody should be there in a healthier condition than he is. >> reporter: but jackson makes striking admissions about his mistakes, talking to the justice department as they examine
in the traditional pardon for the official white house thanksgiving turkey. after the president's re-election, he joked that life is all about second chances, and this november, "i couldn't agree more." >>> in a new study out, sweden suggests that teens and adults with attention deficit disorder are four to seven times more likely that be others to break the law. the study published in the new england journal of medicine also found that the use of adhd medication into adulthood might also help curb crime. >>> markets left off on a high note before closing for today's holiday. the dow close at the 12,836 after gaining 48 points. the s&p was up three and the nasdaq added nine. >>> heading overseas now, the nikkei shot up 144 points, while the hang seng climbed 218. >>> hostess has made their last twinkies and loaves of wonder bread. the company whose products date back to the late 1800s has received permission to sell off its brands putting more than 18,000 workers in the unemployment line on thanksgiving eve. >>> on a brighter note, home improvement retailer lowe's handed out 22,000 thanksgiving d
on egypt's growing polarization over a controversial news by newly elected president mohammed more si. the unrest is spilling into violence. >>> plus, the the look back at the life and career of actor larry hagman from his "i dream of jeannie" days to "dallas." >>> and we enjoyed a fairly nice start to the weekend. 60s and 70s for high temperatures just a couple of hours ago. but we're also tracking some rather large changes showing up in the seven-day forecast that will include wind, rain, and some big surf. we'll let you know if it's going to impact the rest of your holiday weekend forecast when we come back. >>> egyptian opposition leaders are calling for peaceful protect in the face of mohammed horsi declare for sweeping more powers this week. we have the latest from cairo. >> reporter: at dawn, there were more tense than protesters on tahrir square, ground zero for last year's uprising. but that didn't stop clashes with police on approach roads where protesters blocked traffic, defying president mohammed m okay rsi's orders after he declared sweeping powers for himself, leaving h
house republicans elected by the more conservative group and the white house. we have a long way to go. >>> chuck todd on the white house lawn for us, thank you, and with due respect, while washington is one thing, and we know how they act. if this happens it will affect american lives and households millions strong. >>> tonight, we asked sharon epperson to go over this with us, it would be about personal finance >> it certainly would be, brian, and we're talking about nearly every taxpayer that will be affected. the first place you will see it is on your federal tax rate going up for middle income americans. we're talking about $2,000 a year extra that you will pay. and as the tax rate goes up, whether you have a job or are living off your 401(k) or retirement money, you will see your percentages that you pay on that income significant. we'll also see an increase on the payroll tax, so somebody making say, $50,000 a year will see 20 extra a week that they will pay, or more than a thousand on the year. and here is the big one, the alternative minimum tax. about 27 million people will b
has now filed papers seeking re-election. >>> let's get a check of your weather with nbc meteorologist bill karins. busy in the west. checking a big storm, right? >> not for today. we have one more day to enjoy the sunshine and nice weather. the rest of the country won't be jealous of your weather anymore. looks like a rainy period wednesday an thursday with a couple big storms coming onshore. they're calling this the atmospheric river that will be heading into the west coast. all that means is a big plume of moisture in the pacific will be heading onshore. bundle yourself up this morning. definitely areas of northern california through oregon, washington state, cold air mass has settled in. temperatures in the 30s, typical for this time of year. nothing too brutal. the windchill is not bad either. the storm we're talking about, it's rotating and spinning around itself out here. one big storm went to the north heading just south of alaska. there's a couple other little pieces underneath it. slowly but surely all this mess will kick in to the west as we go through the next 48 hours. you
resigned today effectively ending what was a promising political career. two weeks after voters re-elected him to a ninth term jackson sent his resignation letter to the house speaker citing his ongoing treatment for bi-polar disorder and also admitting that he's made a share of mistakes. jackson is reportedly negotiating a plea deal that would allow him to resign for health reasons, serve some jail time for the alleged misuse of funds, repay those funds, and retain his congressional pension. the state of illinois will hold a special election to fill jackson's house seat although no date has been set. while democrats did well nationally in the november 6 elections, how extensive was their victory in california? for that we bring in political analyst larry ger sten. it seems like the election was ages ago but the votes have finally been counted. where do they end up? >> the democrats cleaned house. that's all there is to it. in every accepts of the term. they scored a net gain of four seats in the house of representatives which now tilts heavily for democrats by a margin of 38 to 15 for the
. during last year's failed talks on a grand bargain and more recently in his first post election press conference. >> we have to continue to take a serious look at how we reform our entitlements because health care costs continue to be the biggest driver of our deficits. >> reporter: mr. obama has insisted tax rates must rise. today a top democrat signalled openness to the republican stance. revenue could be raised by closing loopholes and limiting deductions. >> they have to go up either real tax rates or effective tax rates. >> reporter: tax begin this week amid tentative steps toward common ground. >> we can't go off the fiscal cliff. we have to show the world we're adults. the election is over. >> reporter: one ceo of honeywell said there's so much uncertainty hanging over the economy because business isn't confident that washington can go its basic job. he says people like me just aren't hiring. kate. >>> mike viqueira at the white house. senator john mccain softened his tone after vowing to block the nomination of u.n. ambassador susan rice to be hillary clinton's successor. he a
&t. ♪ >>> a massive anti-government protest is under way in cairo today. opponents of egypt's newly elected president is going to pull back of his decrees issued last friday. nbc's ayman mulhedian has the report. >> reporter: tens of thousands of egyptians are expected to pour into the tahrir square on thursday demanding president morsi rescind a decree that gave him sweeping new powers, particularly the ability to legislate without any judicial review. outside the u.s. embassy, r rioters clashed. now president morsi has defended his decision saying he had to take the measure because of judicial interference. he said the egypt judicial is full of remnants of the old regime and not allowing him to get anything done in the country. organizations have been concerned that morsi and his muslim brotherhood are trying to usurp power in the country. it has left hundreds of people injured and a few deaths. officials in cairo are concerned about growing confrontations. arriva reporting for nbc news, cairo. >>> meantime in the west bank, scientists are studying the remains of yasser arafat. looking for more clu
a better chance of becoming an astronaut, being elected president, winning an academy award or being struck by lightning multiple times. still, that doesn't stop players from planning how they'll spend their winnings. >> i think i would buy an island. i would just buy an island. it would be my island. >> buy an aston martin db9. >> i think i would probably retire, maybe live on a yacht. >> reporter: others are quite sure about what they wouldn't do if they won. >> i have a job interview tomorrow. i wouldn't go on that. >> reporter: chances are none of are quitting our day jobs but -- >> well, you're always hopeful that you're going to win something. >> reporter: because somebody has to win, right? jay gray, nbc news. >>> all right. well, elsewhere today president obama will hold meetings with leaders of large corporations to talk about averting the tax hikes and budget cuts from the so-called fiscal cliff. the president met with small business owners yesterday to talk about the effect on their companies from taxes and other changes. and right now congress is stalled over finding a solution
and the dow jumped 173 points, closing above 13,000. that's the highest close since election day. the nasdaq jumped 30 points. and it's not just black friday shoppers that set the mood. traders were also encouraged by economic signals out of germany and china. >>> bay area shoppers definitely in the buying mood this black friday, starting actually last night. our business and tech reporter scott budman just got back from the mall. scott, lots of discounts for those brave enough to shop today. >> lots of talk this year about how tech products are leading the way when it comes to shopping. we saw a lot of that, and some price cuts too. apple discounting mac laptops by up to 10%. 9% off ipads. microsoft trimming $100 off the xbox, 40% off xbox games. plenty of reasons to do a little early shopping. big crowds, deep discounts. and lots of tech tryouts. westfield valley fair had a steady stream of shoppers since its midnight opening. happy kids and apparently happy consumers, confident enough to shop. >> yeah, we've got a lot. >> we've been going around to our retailers throughout the morning to
republicans stung by their election day rejection by hispanic voters. they want to expand visas for foreign, science and tech students, and it would make it easier for those with green cards to bring their immediate families to the u.s. >>> overseas violence is flaring up again between israel and gatza. israeli troops fired on palestinians who were surging toward a border fence tonight. one man is dead, nine others are hurt. a hamas leader said the violence will have no effect on the cease-fire that took effect on wednesday. peace talks remain under way in the middle east where leaders are negotiating the next phase of the truce, which is to lift restrictions at the border to allow palestinians and goods to move more freely. >>> after egypt's president declared himself above judicial review, protesters hit the streets. muhammad morsi gave himself special powers because officials of the former regime are blocking the drafting of a new constitution. jim saida has the latest from tahrir square where thousands have gathered. >> reporter: it's a full and relatively peaceful tahrir square where a
ever. after many hear their elected leader has driven the wedge deeper and wider. at dawn, there were more tents and protesters around tahrir square, but that didn't stop clashes with police, where protesters blocked traffic defying president mohamed morsi's orders. after morsi declared sweeping powers for himself, leaving him above the law. >> translator: we are here because the goals of the revolution have yet to be achieved. >> reporter: morsi told his supporters he had to take radical measures to protect the revolution. and fast track a new constitution being written by a mostly islamist assembly, after which he said he'd give up those powers. yes, he might be a dictator for the time being, but these powers will be transferred to an elected parliament, he said. but the decrees have triggered protests and riots across the nation. dozens were injured in alexandria when angry youth stormed and set fire to morsi's muslim brotherhood headquarters. this action makes him a dictator even more than hosni mubarak, he said. critics call it a power grab, after brokering a cease fire deal in g
retailers in the u.s. and europe. >>> after a bruising election season and a thanksgiving vacation, lawmakers get back to work tomorrow on captiol hill and they are facing the december 31st deadline to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff. that's when spending cuts and tax increases kick in. lawmakers from both parties are racing the clock to reach a compromise but despite a lot of optimism there is no plan on the table. brian moore has the story from washington. >> reporter: back from an extended holiday and facing a looming deadline, lawmakers from both parties seem optimistic about diffusing the fiscal cliff time bomb. >> unfortunately, for the last ten days with the house and congress gone for the thanksgiving recess there hasn't been much progress made. tomorrow there's no excuse. we are back in town. >> reporter: democrats want to raise taxes on the wealthiest americans and republicans who once refused to raise taxes on anyone ever are signaling their willingens to compromise. >> when you are $16 trillion in debt the only pledge we should be making to each other is to avoid the c
with lawmakers of both parties and working out an agreement, he's back on the campaign trail. >> the election was conclusive in terms of which path the majority of the american people want to take. >> house republicans are also planning to hold events in the coming weeks with small business owners to highlight the effects the tax increase could have on them and their likelihood. how does the fiscal cliff impact california? larry, a lot of talk on how it will impact high earners. a lot of middle income class folks could feel it as well. >> if we go over the fiscal cliff, we're going to suffer as much as anyone else. that in itself is a distressing combination. of 2 million jobs lost nationwide, expected to be lost because of reduced government spending, 230,000 will disappear here. that breaks down to 135,000 in defense and 95,000 in other nondefense sections. in fact, the state will lose $11 billion in income during the first year alone. >> wow. so you've got employment issues, but what about other subsidies that we might lieu? >> and there are a lot. those in the greatest need of course will
, of course, about "twilight." but back to the other drama, the election, it may be over, too, but it did give us plenty to be thankful for. for instance, chairs, for their constant support, and for giving clint eastwood someone to talk to. >> my turn. >> also, a big thanks to "new york times" blogger nate silver for predicting the election using only math and science. >> any interest in a vegas trip, nate? >> a quick thank you to celia jimenez for restoring the church fresco of jesus, and for the painting you did of me earlier this year. on another note i must thank fook for all of your friend suggestions. you reached a billion users this year, am i'm pretty sure you suggested almost every single one of them. the tech world gave us the iphone 5 this year, so thank you, apple, for making me look trendy, even though thanks to the new apple maps i don't know where the heck i am, but maybe that's not because of the maps. >> jen, what time are you coming over for thanksgiving? >> i can't see you, dad. >> also grateful for face time for letting me keep in time with my parents, for the most part. >>
a special election to fill the vacant seat. and in that letter, jackson added he prays to be remembered for what he did right. willie? >> kelly o'donnell in washington this morning, thank you and happy thanksgiving to you, kelly. >> to you, as well. >>> and now let's get a check of the rest of the morning's top stories. joining us over at the news desk is andrea. >> good morning to you all and happy thanksgiving. >>> we begin with deadly attacks in pakistan. a taliban suicide bomber struck a shiite muslim procession killing at least 23 people. more than 60 others were wounded. earlier wednesday, attacks in karachi left at least six people dead. >>> susan rice is defending her initial account on the attack in benghazi, libya, that left four americans dead. speaking at the united nations wednesday, rice said she was working off the best information she was given. >> when discussing the attacks against our facilities in benghazi, i relied solely and squarely on the information provided to me by the intelligence community. i made clear that the information was preliminary. >> rice considere
organizations that have supported small business saturday, elected officials in all 50 states. the senate passed a unanimous resolution. how often does that happen in washington? >> that's right. >> and last year we had the president and his two daughters shopping at a local bookstore in washington so i think what's important is, this is not just about small business saturday. it's really the kickoff for the holiday season and a kickoff for support of small business saturd saturday. >> across the administration you're going to be seeing this again. many will be out shopping. many in my cabinet already have plans, and you probably have plans too. >> absolutely. i'll be out tomorrow, guys. thanks so much and appreciate what you're doing, ken chenault and karen mills. >> thank you. >> small business saturday and up next the late-night comics. and it was just like -- this was the car for me. [ ryan ] it has stuff that guys like, like the rims and the sleekness to the body. and, then, had the bluetooth and the navigation that diana really wanted. [ diana ] and it was an se, so it felt really grounded
tax rates. if they raise taxes they will lose the primary and there's no general election, they don't have to where he about voters. >> are democrats signaling where they may be willing to compromise? >> reporter: president has been willing to talk about social security and medicare and put entitlements on the table. the problem the president has is many parts of his base, including some of those house democrats that he might need in some sort of forged compromise, they are not crazy about doing that. we won. the mandate is to raise taxes. there was no mandate from the voters to tinker with social security and tinker with medicare, but at some point the president's going to put that on the table, and the question will his base let him do it? >> let me switch gears a bit. i want to ask you about senator john mccain. he, of course, has been very critical about the potential nomination of u.n. ambassador susan rice to be secretary of state, something that hasn't happened yet. he appeared to strike a more conciliatory tone over the weekend. i'm going to play two statements for you, john
clouds of tear gas protesters called for morsi's ouster after a power grab. he's the first freely elected president taking office after a popular revolution removed hosni mubarak from power last year. >>> a new analysis from "consumer reports" finds a majority of pork for sale in the grocery stores contains high levels of a dangerous bacteria. the magazine found 69% of samples contained high levels of contaminants that causes food poisoning in about 100,000 americans, many of them children, each year. and more troubling, many of the samples were antibiotic resistant. "consumer reports" found that ground pork was more likely than pork chops to contain the bacterium and reminds readers to properly cook all meat. >>> three officials have been arrested in connection with a factory fire in bangladesh that killed 112 people amid reports that workers trying to escape the flames were locked inside. meantime, records found by the associated press inside the charred factory show it produced clothing for walmart, disney, pixar, sears and other western companies. >>> a new challenge to the pentagon's
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